Not to worry, everything's going swimmingly, isn't it?
The report said of Mr Hunt's absence:
Secretary of State has gained the assurance over the running of the Department through focused meetings on his priorities with senior colleagues from our ALBs.
Shadow Health Minister Justin Madders MP said:
It’s a bit rich of Jeremy Hunt to attack junior doctors when he seems to have been on strike himself for the last year.
While NHS performance is hitting record lows, it is shocking that the Secretary of State can’t even be bothered to turn up to work and sort these serious problems out.
If he is serious about delivering a seven-day NHS, he could start by at least being a five-day Secretary of State.
A spokesperson for the Department of Health told indy100:
The Secretary of State has set out a vision for the NHS to be the safest, highest-quality healthcare system in the world, and meets weekly with senior staff, including those who sit on the Departmental Board, to take advice and give direction. The Board’s purpose, meeting quarterly, is to support him in that work.